Friday's News & Ideas - 1/27/2023
- National Prayer Breakfast’s new org
- CO baker loses appeal
- Canada’s rep against Islamophobia
- Ecclesiastes play
- AI can’t preach
- Solo dining
National Prayer Breakfast breaks from ‘The Family’ with new organization
Religion News Service: Critics are questioning whether the change is a full departure from the past or merely cosmetic.
Colorado baker loses appeal over birthday cake
Associated Press: Masterpiece Cakeshop owner Jack Phillips previously won a partial U.S. Supreme Court victory that allowed the business to refuse to make a gay couple’s wedding cake.
Trudeau appoints first representative for fighting Islamophobia*
The Washington Post: Canada has appointed its first special representative for combating Islamophobia, to tackle racism, discrimination and religious intolerance faced by the Muslim community, which has experienced targeted attacks.
Ecclesiastes as a one-man show*
Christian Century: In ‘Meaningless,’ Rodney Brazil brings Qoheleth to life.
AI might teach, but it can’t preach*
Christianity Today: No, our future children or grandchildren will not be evangelized by a robot.
The glories of dining out alone
Solo dining is one of life’s great pleasures — and privileges, Vox says.
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